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OPCA 1060 - Trans-Tibial Exoskeletal Fabrications

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course covers the trans-tibial prosthetic measurement forms,soft inserts and lamination techniques in trans-tibial socket fabrications. This course will introduce students to various suspension systems, static alignment, alignment duplication, shaping and finishing techniques of trans-tibial prostheses.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Interpret Prosthetic Measurement Forms
    1. basic body measurements
    2. lower limb landmarks
    3. trans-tibial amputation remaining structures
  2. Fabricate trans-tibial soft insert
    1. plaster model
    2. pattern for insert
    3. mold insert
    4. finish insert
  3. Fabricate a trans-tibial socket
    1. plaster of Paris model
    2. trans-tibial socket lamination
  4. Waist belt and cuff suspension
    1. waist belt design, cut patterns, and fabricate
    2. knee cuff design, cut patterns, and fabricate
    3. modified knee cuff design, pattern, and fabricate
  5. Static alignment and assembly of trans-tibial socket
    1. socket placed in extension block
    2. static alignment
  6. Alignment duplication
    1. duplicate alignment
  7. Shape, laminate and assemble a trans-tibial prosthesis
    1. shaping
    2. laminating
    3. final assembly

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. design and fabricate soft inserts.
  2. duplicate the trans-tibial alignment.
  3. fabricate the waist belt and cuff suspension.
  4. fabricate trans-tibial sockets.
  5. interpret prosthetic measurement forms.
  6. shape, laminate, and assemble a trans-tibial prosthesis.
  7. statically align and assemble the trans-tibial socket.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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